Maryland Route 675

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Maryland Route 675 marker

Maryland Route 675
Maryland Route 675 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Existed: 1959 – present
Princess Anne
Length: 3.39 mi[1] (5.46 km)
South end: US 13 south of Princess Anne
Major
junctions:

MD 388 in Princess Anne
MD 362 in Princess Anne
MD 822 in Princess Anne

MD 529 in Princess Anne
North end: US 13 north of Princess Anne
Delmar
Length: 2.09 mi[1] (3.36 km)
South end: US 13 south of Delmar
North end: DE / MD 54 at the Delaware state line in Delmar
Location
Counties: Somerset, Wicomico
Highway system
MD 674 MD 677

Maryland Route 675 (MD 675) is a collection of state highways in the U.S. state of Maryland. These two highways are sections of old alignment of U.S. Route 13 (US 13) in Princess Anne in Somerset County and Delmar in northern Wicomico County. MD 675 was designated after US 13 bypassed Princess Anne in the late 1950s. MD 675B was assigned several years after US 13 bypassed Delmar in the mid-1950s. MD 675A existed in Pocomoke City before it was replaced by US 13 Business in the mid-1990s.

Route description[edit]

MD 675, which is known as Somerset Avenue, runs 3.39 miles (5.46 km) through Princess Anne between intersections with US 13 on the south and north sides of the town in Somerset County. MD 675B, which is signed as MD 675 as known as Bi-State Boulevard, runs 2.09 miles (3.36 km) within northern Wicomico County from US 13 north of Salisbury north to DE-MD 54 at the Delaware state line in the twin towns of Delmar, Maryland, and Delmar, Delaware.[1]

Princess Anne[edit]

MD 675 begins at a directional intersection with US 13 (Ocean Highway) south of Princess Anne. The 0.07-mile (0.11 km) ramp from MD 675 south to US 13 is designated MD 675D. There is no direct access from US 13 south to MD 675 north. MD 675 heads north into the town of Princess Anne, closely paralleling Norfolk Southern Railway's Delmarva Secondary rail line through a residential area. At Park Drive, the state highway veers away from the railroad and into the Princess Anne Historic District. Within the downtown area, MD 675 intersects MD 388 (Antioch Avenue), Prince William Street, which leads to the Teackle Mansion and MD 363, and Dr. William P. Hytche Boulevard, which is unsigned MD 918 and heads east toward the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.[1][2]

MD 675 crosses the Manokin River into a residential neighborhood that contains Manokin Presbyterian Church and Washington High School. The state highway intersects MD 362 (Mt. Vernon Road) and MD 822 (UMES Boulevard), which connects US 13 to the university, before leaving the town limits of Princess Anne. MD 529 (Loretto Road) splits to the east before MD 675 reaches its northern terminus at ramps to and from northbound US 13 adjacent to the rail line. There is no access from MD 675 to and from southbound US 13; those movements can be completed via MD 822.[1][2]

Delmar[edit]

MD 675 southbound in Delmar

MD 675B begins at an intersection with US 13 (Ocean Highway) north of Salisbury. The state highway heads west from the perpendicular intersection, then turns north onto two-lane Bi-State Boulevard, passing through a mix of farmland, forest, and residences. At Walnut Street, MD 675B enters the town of Delmar, Maryland. The state highway passes through a residential area, cutting northwest through the street grid until the highway reaches its northern terminus at DE-MD 54 (State Street), which runs atop the Delaware state line. Bi-State Boulevard continues north into the town of Delmar, Delaware.[1][3]

History[edit]

MD 675[edit]

MD 675 between Park Drive—which intersects Old Princess Anne Road, the original alignment of US 13 from Princess Anne to Westover—and MD 529 is the original alignment of US 13. The state highway was paved south of downtown Princess Anne toward Westover in 1911 and north of downtown toward Salisbury in 1914.[4] MD 675 north of MD 529 was constructed in 1933 as part of a relocation of US 13 between Princess Anne and Fruitland to bypass the circuitous route via Loretto Road and Allen Road and to eliminate two railroad crossings.[5][6] MD 675 south of Park Drive was constructed as part of a similar relocation between Princess Anne and Westover in 1935.[6][7] US 13's present bypass of Princess Anne was constructed between 1957 and 1959.[8][9] MD 675 was marked through Princess Anne by 1978.[10] There are plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of MD 675 and MD 822 in Princess Anne.[11]

MD 675A[edit]

MD 675A was a section of MD 675 passing through Pocomoke City in Worcester County and West Pocomoke in Somerset County. The state highway was designated after the completion of US 13's bypass of Pocomoke City around 1963.[12] MD 675 was marked by 1975.[13] The state highway followed what is now US 13 Business, which was assigned in 1994.[14]

MD 675B[edit]

MD 675B is the original alignment of US 13 through Delmar. The highway was paved as a state-aid road by 1921 and rebuilt as a state road in 1923.[15][16] US 13's present bypass of Delmar was completed in 1954 concurrent with the adjacent section of US 13 in Delaware bypassing Laurel and Seaford.[17][18] MD 675B was part of US 13 Alternate between 1954 and 1957.[18][19] MD 675B was marked through Delmar by 1983.[20]

Junction list[edit]

MD 675[edit]

The entire route is in Princess Anne, Somerset County.

Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 13 (Ocean Highway) – Pocomoke City, Norfolk Southern terminus; no direct access from southbound US 13 to northbound MD 675
1.32 2.12 MD 388 east (Antioch Avenue)
1.61 2.59 MD 918 east (Dr. William P. Hytche Boulevard) – University of Maryland Eastern Shore MD 918 is unsigned
2.22 3.57 MD 362 west (Mt. Vernon Road) – Mount Vernon
2.59 4.17 MD 822 east (UMES Boulevard) – University of Maryland Eastern Shore
2.81 4.52 MD 529 north (Loretto Road)
3.39 5.46 US 13 (Ocean Highway) – Salisbury Northern terminus; no direct access from northbound MD 675 to southbound US 13 or from southbound US 13 to southbound MD 675
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

MD 675B[edit]

The entire route is in Delmar, Wicomico County.

Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 13 (Ocean Highway) – Salisbury Southern terminus
2.09 3.36 DE / MD 54 (State Street) / Bi-State Boulevard north – Delmar, DE, Mardela Springs, MD, Gumboro, DE Northern terminus; Delaware state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b Google Inc. "Maryland Route 675". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-675+N%2FSomerset+Ave&daddr=MD-675+N%2FSomerset+Ave&hl=en&geocode=FbagRgIdlxB9-w%3BFVFXRwId-xF9-w&mra=ls&sll=38.183739,-75.69056&sspn=0.001935,0.004823&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 675B". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Bi+State+Blvd&daddr=S+Bi+State+Blvd&hl=en&geocode=FbBiSgIdNvp--w%3BFdTKSgIdFtR--w&mra=ls&sll=38.456681,-75.574393&sspn=0.007713,0.01929&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  4. ^ Weller, O.E.; Parran, Thomas; Miller, W.B.; Perry, John M.; Ramsay, Andrew; Smith, J. Frank (May 1916). "Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1912–1915 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 114. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1933 ed.).
  6. ^ a b Byron, William D.; Lacy, Robert (December 28, 1934). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1931–1934 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. pp. 31, 35. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  7. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1935 ed.).
  8. ^ Bonnell, Robert O.; Bennett, Edgar T.; McMullen, John J. (December 15, 1958). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1957–1958 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 35. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  9. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1959 ed.).
  10. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1978 ed.).
  11. ^ "Project Information: MD 0675 SOMERSET AVENUE RI - AT MD 822 TO MD 362". Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  12. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1963 ed.).
  13. ^ Exxon (1975). Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia (Map). Cartography by General Drafting.
  14. ^ "Report on the Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering to the Standing Committee on Highways" (PDF). American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. 1994-04-10. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  15. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1921 ed.).
  16. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1923 ed.).
  17. ^ McCain, Russell H.; Bennett, Edgar T.; Kelly, Bramwell (November 12, 1954). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1953–1954 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 133. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  18. ^ a b Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1954 ed.).
  19. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1958 ed.).
  20. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1983–84 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing